BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sixty-six Louisiana hospitals have signed onto a statewide weight loss competition over the next six months to try to put a dent in Louisiana's problem with obesity, by some measures the worst in the nation.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/174BvTo ) the Louisiana Hospital Association organized the Geaux Lite Challenge.
The participating hospitals are forming teams made up of staff, family members, individuals and community partners who will compete to lose weight and get healthy.
Winning teams and individuals will win awards.
Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert said the Geaux Lite Challenge sends the message that we care about the health of our healthcare workers too.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com